Up to three languages simultaneously.
With just eight days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, SBS Radio has announced it will broadcast all 64 matches, and in up to three languages simultaneously; English and in the languages of the competing teams.
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks, said:
“SBS is truly passionate about football, a multicultural celebration that unites Australia’s diverse communities. With the aim of engaging more Australians, SBS Radio is providing the most multilingual coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, broadcasting in at least 13 languages including Arabic, Korean, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“Our multilingual coverage is being produced in partnership with the best sports media from around the world.”
Direct from Red Square, SBS Radio’s The World Game podcast with Lucy Zelic will deliver highlights every morning, with previews and key moments from each night’s matches.
SBS Radio’s live English match coverage will feature commentary by former Matilda striker Kate Gill, former Socceroo goalkeeper Clint Bolton and current Melbourne City FC defender Scott Jamieson.
SBS Radio’s broadcasters will join events across Sydney and Melbourne as communities including Arabic, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese share the experience of the World Cup live.
Listeners can tune into commentary in multiple languages on the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ app, SBS Radio app and nationwide on SBS Radio 1, SBS Radio 2, SBS Radio 3, SBS Arabic 24, on digital television, digital radio (DAB+), analogue radio (AM/FM) and online.
For further details on how to listen to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ live on SBS Radio in multiple languages, head here.
Download the free SBS Radio App now for iOS and Android, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ app available from 11 June.